‘10 Lexus RX 450h Ready For Spring ‘09 Arrival

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It wasn’t too long ago that we brought you news of the Lexus RX400h , the iconic luxury brands first foray into hybrid SUVs that has been in production since 2005. Purveyors at the auto show also noticed a significantly smaller nickel-metal hydride battery under the hood.

‘10 Lexus RX 450h Ready For Spring ‘09 Arrival

Hybrid SUV Blog

It wasn’t too long ago that we brought you news of the Lexus RX400h , the iconic luxury brands first foray into hybrid SUVs that has been in production since 2005. Purveyors at the auto show also noticed a significantly smaller nickel-metal hydride battery under the hood.

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Wednesday, 4 Feb 09. PHEV Day 132 with the "Spirit" taking on the Scenic California Coastline per PCH 1

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His 2005 Toyota PRIUS PHEV carries 20 12-volt gel batteries in the battery pack. Nickel metal hydride (the same as in the regular Prius) and a lithium ion battery are options, although more expensive, for uses as well. Cheers PHEV3'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Shortly, the "Spirit" will be taking on the scenic California coastline per Pacific Coast Hwy 1. And more will follow.

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For more on plug-in hybrids and V2G, see CalCars Resources , University of Delaware V2G Research Center , and papers from a June 2005 conference in Seattle. Toyotas Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries are considered "non-hazardous waste" [See "high voltage electrical systems" ].

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There are companies that are reinventing the lead-acid battery to make it more competitive with lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride in terms of storage capacity versus weight, durability, and cold weather performance.